Kokrajhar (Assam), Feb 10: Charging the Congress-led government with "destroying" Assam, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday, Feb 10 accused the Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi of doing nothing else but indulge in "family promotion" for years.
"For the last 15 years there is Congress government in Assam. But I regret that the state is lagging behind due to corruption and family promotion that (Chief Minister) Tarun Gogoi has been indulging in. He has done nothing else," Shah said at function here to mark Bodo Accord Day.
Noting the fact that Assam is one of poorest states in the country despite its natural beauty and hard working youth, Shah said, "Congress ne Assam ko barbad kardiya (Congress has destroyed Assam)".
He asked the people to vote for BJP-Bodoland Peoples Front combine in the upcoming Assembly polls for peace and progress in Assam and Bodoland under the Prime Ministership of Narendra Modi.
Further listing the "ills" in Assam under the Gogoi government, he said over 19,000 cases of atrocities against women had been filed in a year in the state, where maternal and child mortality rate is also high. "Can there be progress when mothers and women are not safe?" he asked.
Referring to the alleged increase in the state's unemployment figure from nine lakh to 23 lakh, Shah said, "Can there be progress in Assam without the progress of the youth here?".
Accusing the state government of not submitting the work completion certificates, he said, "Centre cannot give grants to Assam for accounts not given of the money provided to it by the Centre ... We want a corruption-free state government that brings Centre's development schemes and plans to the state and does not fight with the Union government."
Shah said Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District chief Hagrama Mohilary has sought Rs 1,000 crore for development of Bodoland and has also worked out the details about how the money would be used.
"I assure that the Government of India will give more than that amount for the welfare of the BTAD people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes that for unity of the country, development should be equal in all parts of India," he added.